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Jonathan Cordingley 22nd Jan 2014 - 19:18

Bundesliga Opta Facts | 24-26 January

Borussia Mönchengladbach - FC Bayern München

  • FC Bayern have won just three of their last 12 Bundesliga away games against Borussia (D13, L7). During their most recent trip to Mönchengladbach however (final game of last season) they managed to claim a victory (4-3).

  • Gladbach are still unbeaten at home this season, collecting 25 of a possible 27 points. Their last home defeat came on the final matchday of last season, when Bayern beat them 4-3.

  • Bayern's 2013 was the most successful year ever for a German club. FCB collected five of six possible titles, with their most recent the Club World Cup. The German Super Cup was the only one that eluded them (4-2 loss to Dortmund).

  • Following their 3-1 home win against HSV, FCB were crowned winter champions for the 19th time. It was also the third time in succession that Bayern have led the Bundesliga during the winter break, something only Gladbach had done before them (from 1974/75). However, Dortmund were league winners in 2011/12.

  • Gladbach are unbeaten in their last eight games and have collected 20 of a possible 24 points in that timeframe - their last defeat came in October in Berlin (1-0 loss to Hertha).

  • After their 2-2 draw with Wolfsburg on the final matchday before the winter break, Gladbach moved up to third in the table for the first time this season.

  • Bayern haven't lost any of their last 26 away games (W22, D4), matching their club record (1985-87), which is also a Bundesliga record.

  • Borussia Mönchengladbach played the same XI for the seventh time in a row in the 2-2 draw with Wolfsburg. The last time they did that was towards the end of 1969 - back then, Gladbach sent out the same XI for eight consecutive games.

  • Philipp Lahm has made 299 Bundesliga appearances (9 goals), 246 of which have been for FC Bayern. He can reach the 300 mark in the game against Gladbach.

  • Up until the summer of 2012, Dante was a key defender for Gladbach. The Brazilian joined Borussia at the start of 2009 and made 93 Bundesliga appearances for them (8 goals).

Borussia Dortmund - FC Augsburg

  • FC Augsburg are the only current Bundesliga side that Dortmund have yet to lose against; BVB have won four and drawn one, with a goal difference of 15:3.

  • FCA have suffered their highest Bundesliga defeats against BVB, the first came in the first meeting between the two sides in October 2011 when FCA lost 4-0 in Dortmund. They suffered the same scoreline in the home fixture.

  • For the first time in nearly 14 years, BVB have lost three Bundesliga home games in a row. Between March and April 2000, the club suffered four successive home defeats under then manager Bernd Krauss.

  • Augsburg are undefeated in five Bundesliga games (W3, D2) and would be behind leaders FC Bayern in a form table for the last five games - Dortmund would be in 14th with four points.

  • Augsburg's current haul of 24 points is the same as their first half of the season totals of the last two seasons added together.

  • BVB have won their last four second half of the season openers and haven't lost in that fixture in over 10 years since suffering a 1-0 home defeat to Schalke in 2003/04.

  • Robert Lewandowski has scored more goals against Augsburg than any other Bundesliga player. In five games, the Pole has scored seven times - averaging a goal every 54 minutes.

  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat-trick on his Bundesliga debut on August 10th 2013 against Augsburg. Five Bundesliga players achieved this before him, but none of them were Dortmund players.

  • FCA sporting director Stefan Reuter played for BVB between 1992 and 2004, winning seven titles in 12 years (including 3 league titles and a Champions League in 1997).

  • Roman Weidenfeller could make his 300th Bundesliga appearance for Dortmund. The 300-game mark has been reached by Michael Zorc (463), Dede (322), Stefan Reuter (307) and Lars Ricken (301) before him.

VfB Stuttgart - 1. FSV Mainz

  • Mainz haven't won a Bundesliga game in Stuttgart in seven attempts. They have drawn twice and lost five times, conceding at least one goal in each of their visits.

  • There have been at least four goals in each of the last five meetings between Stuttgart and Mainz, with a total of 22 goals (an average of 4.4 per match).

  • Mainz set a new club record in the first half of the season, conceding a new high of 31 goals in their first 17 games.

  • VfB have lost three of their last four games, conceding at least twice in each of those four matches.

  • Stuttgart haven't kept a clean sheet in their last nine matches. Hoffenheim are the only side in the league currently on a longer run without a clean sheet (23 games).

  • Tuchel's side have scored at least one goal in their last 10 Bundesliga away games. It's the longest run of scoring away from home in the club's Bundesliga history. The last time FSV failed to score on the road was against Dortmund in April 2013 (2-0 loss).

  • Only 16% of Mainz's goals have come from set-pieces, a league-low.

  • Stuttgart have lost just one of their last six home games, but have only won two of those games (3 draws). However, VfB have conceded at least once in each of their last 10 home matches.

  • Former Stuttgart player Shinji Okazaki (63 Bundesliga appearances, 10 goals between 2011 and 2013) has been involved in six of the last seven Mainz goals (5 goals, 1 assist), he is FSV's joint-top scorer (with Nicolai Müller both 8 goals).

  • Thomas Tuchel was a youth manager in Stuttgart between 2000 and 2005 (U15s and U19s); he won the U19 championship with VfB in 2005.

  • Mainz have used three different goalkeepers already this season (Müller, Wetklo, Karius). Only Augsburg have done the same. Mainz have signed another goalkeeper during the winter break, in Dario Kresic (former VfB youth player).

VfL Wolfsburg - Hannover 96

  • Hannover have won their last four Bundesliga meetings with Wolfsburg and would set a new club record with a win. 96 have never won five Bundesliga games in a row against a single team.

  • Wolfsburg are unbeaten in nine Bundesliga matches (W6, D3) - aside from FC Bayern (41 games), it is the longest current unbeaten run in the league.

  • VfL have collected 21 points from those nine games. Only Bayern have been better in that timeframe (24 points from 8 games). With just five points collected, Hannover are the league's worst team in this timeframe.

  • Hannover lost all eight of their away games in the first half of the season. The last time that happened was with Eintracht Frankfurt in 1988/89.

  • Including last season, Hannover have even lost their last nine away games. They have tasted defeat in 17 of their last 20 away matches (D2, L21).

  • VfL are having their best ever Bundesliga season, the Wolves also had 30 points after 17 games in 2004/05, but their goal difference back then (+6) was not as good as it is now (+9).

  • Wolfsburg are the league's best tackling side. They have won 54.1% of their challenges.

  • The new Hannover manager is Tayfun Korkut; he was most recently the assistant manager for the Turkey national team and is being thrown in at the deep end with 96. Three of his first four games are away, followed by a home meeting with FC Bayern.

  • Dieter Hecking was both a player (1996-1999) and manager (2006-2009) at Hannover 96. He has lost the last six meetings with his former club (2 with Wolfsburg, 4 with Nürnberg).

  • Patrick Ochs is missing due to a yellow-card suspension. Excluding Bayern, he is the only player in the league to have featured nine times without losing (W6, L3).

FC Nürnberg - 1899 Hoffenheim

  • The first competitive meeting between these two sides was in the second round of the 2009/10 German Cup. Hoffenheim triumphed 1-0 against hosts Nürnberg in a less than eventful encounter (current FCN player Nilsson scored the goal).

  • There have been 18 goals scored in the last four Bundesliga meetings between these two teams, an average of 4.5 per game. FCN have scored 10 times, Hoffenheim eight times. Nürnberg only scored a total of two goals in their first five Bundesliga meetings with TSG.

  • Nürnberg are the first team in Bundesliga history to be without a win after 17 matchdays (D11, L6). FCN are also the only side in Europe's top five leagues yet to claim three points in a match.

  • The side that went into the winter break in 17th hasn't been relegated in the last seven years.

  • With just 11 points from 17 games, FCN are having their worst ever Bundesliga season.

  • However, both 12 years ago (finished in 15th) and four years ago (Bundesliga survival via the relegation play-offs), FCN managed to avoid relegation after having just one point more at this stage.

  • Nürnberg have hit the woodwork 16 times - no other side has hit it more than 11 times (Frankfurt). FCN only hit the woodwork a total of 10 times last season.

  • Hoffenheim haven't won their first Bundesliga game of the year in their last four attempts (D2, L2), while Nürnberg have won just one of their last five (D3, L1): A 2-0 home victory against Hertha BSC in January 2012.

  • There have been 74 goals in the 17 games involving Hoffenheim (an average of over four per match). The last time a side's games had produced more goals after 17 games was Werder Bremen in 1985/86 (77 goals).

  • Gertjan Verbeek is the first FCN manager that has failed to win any of their first eight Bundesliga games in charge (D5, L3).

SC Freiburg - Bayer 04 Leverkusen

  • Freiburg have not won any of their last six competitive fixtures against Bayer 04 (D1, L5). The last home win for Freiburg against Leverkusen was over 10 years ago - a 1-0 win to start the second half of the 2003/04 season (Roda Antar with the goal).

  • At the start of December 2013, 52 days ago, Leverkusen beat Freiburg 2-1 to progress to the German Cup quarterfinals.

  • After their cup exit to Leverkusen, Freiburg also went out of the Europa League and can now focus on the Bundesliga relegation battle; all three of Freiburg's wins this season have come when they haven't had a midweek game.

  • In the 2013 table, Leverkusen sit in second with 69 points behind Bayern (93) and have the second-best defensive record (33 goals conceded) behind Bayern (19).

  • Leverkusen just had their second-best first half of a Bundesliga season (37 points) in their history - only in 2001/02 have they been better (39 points). And for the first time since 2002/03, they are still in three competitions after the winter break.

  • However, Leverkusen lost their last two games by a 1-0 scoreline. Another goalless defeat for Bayer would equal a club record (three defeats without scoring last came in 2002/03).

  • Freiburg have never lost their opening game at the start of the second half of a season when that game came at home (W5, D2) - Freiburg have also won their last three home games on matchday 18 whilst keeping a clean sheet.

  • All four Bundesliga defeats for Leverkusen this season have come against sides who at the time were in the bottom five league spots (2-0 against Schalke, 1-0 against Braunschweig, 1-0 against Frankfurt and 1-0 in Bremen).

  • Stefan Kießling will turn 30 on the day of the match. The striker has not scored in his last three Bundesliga games - his longest goal drought for around 16 months, when back in September 2012 he also went three Bundesliga games without scoring.

  • Together with Bremen, Leverkusen are the side that Mike Hanke has scored the most Bundesliga goals against (5). His first goal for Freiburg came in the meeting with Bayer 04 earlier this season (3-1 loss). Hanke has scored for more clubs (5) than any other current Bundesliga player.

Eintracht Frankfurt - Hertha Berlin

  • Against no other side in the Bundesliga have Hertha won more games than against Frankfurt (25). Eintracht are also the side that Berlin have scored the most Bundesliga goals against (92).

  • The game in the first half of the season ended with a 6-1 win for Hertha BSC - never before has a newly promoted side started a Bundesliga season with such a big victory.

  • With only 15 points after 17 games, Frankfurt have had their worst ever first half to a season in 10 years (12 points in 2003/04). They have 11 points fewer to their name than they did at this stage of the 2010/11 season when they were relegated.

  • Hertha have had 28 points or more after 17 games on nine previous occasions and in eight of those seasons, the club finished in the top five.

  • With only four points from eight games, Frankfurt had the worst home record in the first half of the season. Alongside Nürnberg, Frankfurt are the only team in German football not to have won at home in 2013/14.

  • Frankfurt have now gone nine Bundesliga home games without picking up a win - a club record and the longest current run of this kind of all Bundesliga sides. Their last home win came against Düsseldorf over eight months ago on May 4th 2013.

  • Hertha celebrated the end of the first half of the season with three consecutive wins - something they haven't managed since February/March 2009. The last time they won four league games in a row was in November 2008.

  • Hertha have also won their last three away games - something they haven't done in the Bundesliga since April/May 2007. Four Bundesliga away wins in a row last came at the end of 2004.

  • Hertha have picked up 12 points from losing positions - the best in the league. In the last two games, Hertha have managed to come from 1-0 down to win the game.

  • Adrian Ramos is the joint-top goalscorer in the league along with Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski (both 11 goals). Ramos has scored the all-important opening goal of the game for his club five times this season - a league-best.

  • Armin Veh, whose contract runs out in the summer, has not won any of his 11 Bundesliga games as a manager against Hertha (D3, L8).

SV Werder Bremen -  Eintracht Braunschweig

  • Braunschweig have lost their last six Bundesliga meetings with Bremen (with a goal record of 2:19) - a run that Eintracht haven't experienced against any other side. Their last victory against Bremen was a 3-1 home win in October 1982.

  • Braunschweig haven't won in Bremen since a 1-0 victory in February 1976. They are currently on a run of seven consecutive defeats in Bremen (with a goal record of 3:25).

  • With 31 points from 34 games, Werder were the worst Bundesliga side in the calendar year of 2013 and were also the only team to collect less than one point per game (excluding promoted and relegated sides).

  • Dutt's side have won just one of their last six Bundesliga games (D1, L4) - however, that victory was on the last matchday before the winter break (1-0 against Leverkusen).

  • Lieberknecht's men have won only one of their last six Bundesliga games (D1, L4) - however, that victory was on the last matchday before the winter break (1-0 against Hoffenheim).

  • With 11 points from 17 games, Braunschweig are having their worst ever Bundesliga season and also possess the fourth-worst attack in Bundesliga history after 17 games with just 10 goals scored.

  • The second half of Bremen's last two seasons have been problematic: 2012/13 saw them collect 10 points fewer than they did in the first half, while 2011/12 saw them fall 16 points short of their tally from the first half of the season.

  • Bremen (71.8%) have the worst pass accuracy in the league. Braunschweig (73.6%) are second worst in this category.

  • The side at the foot of the table during the winter break have avoided relegation in three of the last five seasons (Freiburg in 2011/12 and Gladbach twice). Eintracht are currently just three points behind 16th place.

  • Braunschweig have added to their attacking options with the signing of 20-year-old striker Havard Nielsen. The Norwegian has joined on loan from FC Salzburg until June 2015.

  • Raphael Wolf has played the last four games but conceded 14 goals in that time; Sebastian Mielitz may return to the starting XI.

Hamburger SV - Schalke 04

  • Of their last five Bundesliga games against Schalke 04, HSV have only won one (D1, L3) - 3-1 at home in November 2012.

  • In the last four Bundesliga games between these two sides there have been at least four goals - a total of 19 (an average of 4.8 per game).

  • Only twice before in their Bundesliga history have HSV had fewer points after 17 games (1972/73 they had 11 and in 2006/07 they had 13). In 2006/07, they even had fewer home points (6) after eight games than they currently do (7).

  • Hamburg have lost three Bundesliga games in a row for the first time since last March/April and have been without a win in four league matches overall (only Nürnberg are on a longer winless streak - 17 games).

  • Schalke have only lost one of their last seven Bundesliga games (W4, D2) and only one of their last seven Bundesliga away fixtures (W3, D3) - on matchday 15, they lost 2-1 to Gladbach.

  • HSV have picked up only four points out of the last possible 21 - three of a possible 12 at home in that timeframe.

  • Hamburg have the leakiest defence in the league together with Hoffenheim (both 38 goals conceded) and have only once conceded more goals after 17 games before; in 1987/88, they conceded 39.

  • HSV have not lost any of their last six Sunday games in the top flight (W3, D3). Schalke haven't lost in nine (W5, D4).

  • Schalke have celebrated twice as many wins (8) as HSV (4), despite scoring one goal fewer (32) than them (33) in the process.

  • Hamburg set a new negative home record for this season in their 3-2 defeat to Mainz, having just 40.8% of possession. Schalke followed suit having an away game, record-low for 2013/14 of just 39.7% of possession at Nürnberg.

  • Bert van Marwijk has only picked up half as many points (4) in his last six league games as he managed in his first four (8).

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